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06 Jul 2021

Recycling and upcycling

BBC Gardeners' World Live
Recycling and upcycling

You can use common household items that would otherwise be destined for landfill to add style and flair to your garden.

Check out some of our favourite recycling and upcycling ideas from BBC Gardeners' World Live over the years.

Don't forget to visit BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition to get even more ideas, including from the On Your Bike! Garden with a fun combination of recycling and upcycling all within a cycling theme!

Pallet bike rack, in the Health For Life Garden designed by Owen Morgan

recycled pallet bike rack

Recycled tyres as a container, in 'Our School Space' Beautiful Border by Katie Suttle

recycled tyre container

Water bottle hanging planters, in Taste the Incredible Edibles, by Shire Oak Academy

recycled containers

An upcycled herb container, in the Watchmakers Garden by Alex Froggatt

upcycled box container

Try preloved kitchen items to grow cut and come again salad, in the Pennard Plants display in the Floral Marquee

salad growing

A galvanised tub makes a great container on the allotment, in The Allotment Garden by Jon Wheatley and Terry Porter

bathtub in the allotment

A cable drum for a seating area around a tree, in the Revelation Garden by Derby College

upcycled cable drum

Upcycled pipe water feature, in the Heightened Senses garden by Jo Jemmison

recycled pipe water feature

Reclaimed farm machinery sculptural feature, in the Reuse & Recycle Garden by Longstock Estate Landscapes at the BBC GW Spring Fair

longstock park landscapes at the spring fair


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